In this birth defects worksheet, high schoolers read about how amniocentesis is used to detect abnormalities in a fetus. Then students complete 2 short answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads
Good Stress for Your Body
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a activity about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries can attest, not...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Full Circle Advertising: A Look at Teen Alcohol Use and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
High schoolers analyze ads and learn about the effects of alcohol. Note that the PowerPoint mentioned in the procedure is not included, so you will need to prepare your own presentation. After the lecture, segue into fetal alcohol...
9th - 12th Science
Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of Birth Defects: An Epidemiological Mystery
After taking a pretest on the causes of birth defects, emerging epidemiologists are introduced to a scenario in which babies in Cameron County, Texas have been born with brain and spine defects. Participants each take on a role:...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
You Gotta Have Heart: Congenital Heart Defects and Heart Surgery
Assess anatomists' understanding of the structure of the mammalian heart by giving a pretest. Have them visit some websites to further learn about heart anatomy. Then take them into the laboratory to perform a dissection so that they get...
9th - 12th Science
How to Make a Baby (in a Lab)
With over five million babies being born through in vitro fertilization in the last 40 years, sex education is taking on a whole new look. After first walking through natural process of reproduction, this short video goes on to explore...
7 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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